✴️MN 63 Cūḷa-māluṅkya [Cūḷa-mālukya]: (🤖 8m) shorter (discourse to) malunkya:
I will not live the spiritual life under the Buddha until the Buddha declares to me
“sassato loko”ti vā, “asassato loko”ti vā … pe …
that the world is eternal, or that the world is not eternal …
“neva hoti na na hoti tathāgato paraṃ maraṇā”ti vā’ti,
or that after death a Realized One neither exists nor doesn’t exist.’
abyākatameva taṃ, mālukyaputta, tathāgatena assa, atha so puggalo kālaṃ kareyya.
That would still remain undeclared by the Realized One, and meanwhile that person would die.
Seyyathāpi, mālukyaputta, puriso sallena viddho assa savisena gāḷhapalepanena.
Suppose a man was struck by an arrow thickly smeared with poison.
Tassa mittāmaccā ñātisālohitā bhisakkaṃ sallakattaṃ upaṭṭhapeyyuṃ.
His friends and colleagues, relatives and kin would get a field surgeon to treat him.